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>> good morning it is 5:00 a.m. on this thursday, july 28 i'm tamala edwards here with gray hall. >> president obama makes an embarked plea at the dnc. >> tonight i ask you to do for hillary clinton what you did for me. >> the democratic handover is official, president obama makes way for former secretary of state hillary clinton. >> matt o'donnell leads our live team coverage from the wells fargo from in south
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philadelphia. we'll have more on the other politicians making the case for clinton. >> one woman is in the hospital, several others are in jail after a protest, we have the details on what happened. >> first up we'll take a look at accuweather and your traffic for that we'll go over to david murphy and karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: the humidity is building back in and we'll see the introduction of heavy showers and gusty thunderstorms. starting out with sunshine, though, waiting only the clouds later this morning you can see how the moisture is beginning to build to our west. it's on our way here. information there's a flood watch this ticks in around dinnertime and doesn't spire until friday evening south of allentown and north hampton county. everyone has to be on the look out of the potential of heavy shower coming through that could produce localized street flooding. 76 degrees in philadelphia. dry for the morning commute. 66 in allentown. 73 in wilmington, 72 in trenton. 72 down by the ocean if cape
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may. here the dewpoints they are back up in the 70s in philadelphia. oppressive humidity building in once again today. not so bad up north places like allentown and reading don't get as much as rain as we do to the south. temperatures are tricky. 78 degrees by 7:00 a.m. for the early workout. 86 by 10:00 a.m., noon there's a chance that we zoom up to 93. the reason i'm going for lower temperatures during the afternoon there's a better chance of showers and thunderstorms coming through, once the rain falls it will cool us down. it will be a day we're up in the 90s here and down to the 80s here and spiking back up to the 90s if there's a lull in the rain. i'll track the thunderstorms on future tracker 6 and there's another round coming in tonight and tomorrow and there's a prolonged threat of flooding. there's another reason why
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police are delayed going to work. one of reason is the cones set up for the schuylkill expressway and the platt bridge there's only one lane. i-95 you have people merging. they are checking for vehicles over five tons which are not allowed to continue on i-95 northbound through the city, that's the one police checkpoint. no delay just yet. 54 miles per hour. the other one that's causing problems is on i-95 southbound near the vine this this is causing extensive delays, but not just yet. if you're heading out early looking good with no big problems. the accident on keith valley road in horsham has cleared. traffic is moving better right there. in chester county we have construction crews blocking the left lane on the turnpike westbound near malvern. now heading to matt at the dnc. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, laborers are preparing the stage tonight, it comes down
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to the moment hillary clinton accepts the democratic nomination for president. it happens tonight, "action news" brings you the front row seat. the man who stood between hillary clinton 8 years. president obama walked out on the wells fargo stage talking about how far the nation has come in his time as president and spoke about his relationship with hillary clinton his once bitter rival. >> that is the hillary i know, that's the hillary i've come to admire. that's why i say with confidence there's never been a man or woman not me or bill nobody more qualified to serve as president of the united states of america. >> the already justilant crowd
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went wild. bernie sanders supporters were not so happy with the running mate tim kaine did his duty as the vice presidential nominee. he specifically mentioned the fiscal crisis in atlantic city as an example of donald trump's failed business ventures. >> they did the work, he had hung the drywall, they poured the concrete, but a year after opening trump filed for bankruptcy, he walked away with millions and they got pennies on the dollar, some of them went out of business, all because they believed donald trump. >> kaine said if you want to know about the character of public life, know about their
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passion, hillary clinton's families and children and trump is his himself. joe biden took to the stage saying that he is a threat to the nation. >> how can there be pleasure in saying you're fired? he is trying to tell us he cares about the middle class, give me a break, that's a bunch of mullarky. >> jim gardner had a chance to talk on one on one with the vice president after the speech. we'll have more on jim's exclusive conversation in the next half-hour. breaking overnight, secret service and police arrested seven people when protesters reached a barricade near the wells fargo center. jennette reyes is live in fdr park with the details. >> reporter: good morning, matt, things got out of handle outside the wells fargo center, this morning going into day four of
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the dnc you can see security measures still in place. take a live look behind me you have the garbage trucker and another barrier, as well, preventing any vehicles from going in. several masked protesters have been arrested for trying to breach the security. take a look at the video here, bernie sanders supporters were rallying, a woman was burned during a flag burning she was taken to the hospital and expected to recover. in a separate incident the secret service said seven people got through an arturo perimeter fence and entered a secret service secure zone they were detained and arrested and expected to appear before a judge today. it happened on tuesday, you have protesters going into the security zone, as well, they were arrested and appeared before a judge yesterday.
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today is the last day of the dnc. the crowds have dwindled as we have gone into the week. that could change because hillary clinton is set to speak today, for the most part, protests have have been peaceful. reporting live at fdr park jennette reyes. >> let's go back to tam with more on the speeches. >> reporter: new this morning, the trump campaign was quick to respond to the scorching statements made by the democrats. trump advisors saying they are dismissing the democrats. they presented the businessman turned politician as the voice of solution in american society which they say is not true. donald trump is expected to
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speak in davenport iowa later today. the toughest attack came from michael bloomberg he took his first shot by saying unlike trump he did not start his business with a 1 million-dollar check from his father. it seemed like he was just getting started. >> trump said he wants to run the nation like he is running his business? god help us. i'm a new yorker, and i know a conwhen i see one. as you can imagine, trump issued a counterattack a short time later, but did not address bloomberg's remarks, instead, he reissued a statement accusing bloomberg of launching a campaign against gun rights. tonight will be hillary clinton's night, we invite you to join us for our special extended dnc coverage at
5:10 am our digital web cast live starts at 7:30 a.m. at him. >> they have been doing a great job looking forward to seeing the coverage throughout the day. >> reporter: let's talk about the weather we're facing. >> reporter: the weather will turn on the pour -- poor side this morning and this afternoon. as we look outside, we'll see sunshine up over the horizon early on, but the clouds roll in from the west and we start to develop drenching showers and drenching thunderstorms. 66 degrees in allentown. a little more comfortable up north where the dewpoints have not managed to climb as much, not as humid in the northern and western suburbs. it's more humid in philadelphia with a temperature of 76. 72 in millville and 72 in cape may. basically from philadelphia south the humidity is back today. future tracker 6 shows you how we'll start out with a lack of of clouds. the clouds get thicker this
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morning. there's a showers and thunderstorms begin to pop up in the humid air mass. we get into lunchtime and mid afternoon and we have a better chance of these showers and thunderstorms filling in. some of these are going to be drenching and they could produce localized street flooding and flashing creeks and streams starting to rise. 6:00 p.m. there's more of a chance of this shifting closer to the shore. 11 and 11:30 adam and cecily will have more. we could have severe thunderstorms in dover and extreme south jersey where any storms that form could produce damaging winds and hail. up in allentown, you'll not see as much as rain, i'll allow for a spotty thunderstorm around. high of 93. hot and humid. down the shore, 85 warm and humid. if you're on the beach you want to keep an eye out for thunders, get off the beach if you hear.
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there's a chance of thunderstorms today. in philadelphia, hot anticipate humid, shower or thunderstorm at times that could produce drenching downpours. overnight tonight, more rain, 4:30 a.m., probably more rain falling in areas, we might see other pockets of heavier rain falling through friday morning. notice how in the afternoon things dry out a bit, but if there is flooding it could linger into friday evening because of the runoff. what to expect over the next, well, maybe 48 hours from this afternoon into friday and friday evening, rounds of heavy thunderstorms. as you just saw the best chance of that will be in the afternoon today, especially tonight and overnight into friday morning. locally you could see a quick one to three inches drop in this humid air mass and that gives us the flood concerns.
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when rain hits the temperatures will drop and it could back up as you get a lull in the rain. that continues throw tonight. tomorrow, flooding is possible. most of the rain in the morning, not as hot high of 82. the heat wave will end tomorrow. warm and humid on saturday, 84. a slight chance of a pop-up thunderstorm, mainly dry. sunday, chance for showers and thunderstorms, 83. we dry out and start to feel better as we head into the early part of next week. still ahead on "action news," more live team coverage from the democratic national convention. we'll have more on the parties and concerts happening in philadelphia this week. karen. >> reporter: fun, looking outside 202 malvern, chester county no problems, overnight construction is career, -- is clear, people traveling pretty nicely. we'll take a look on i-95 at the police checkpoints when we come
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right back. >> so glad you stayed with us,
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5:16, 76 degrees, sky6 live hd giving you a glimpse of the lovely commodor barry bridge. >> let's go over to karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: good morning, you saw the shot, we're looking live on i-95 approaching the vine street expressway, you can see the police are out there blocking the left lane and the shoulder at this point we have them blocking the right shoulder, as well. 3 lanes open on i-95 southbound. in addition to the police checkpoints making sure there are no vehicles traveling on
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i-95 over five tons, they had complete stoppages yesterday for motorcades going through. we have an accidents chester county, route had 1, gap newport pike. we have a pole down shut down at church road. 76 degrees right now in philadelphia. currently dry, but not staying that way, a flood watch goes into effect as david has been saying this evening, we'll have heavy rain at times today and even thunderstorms, hot high of 93. matt. >> thank you, karen. you could say the democratic party has more celebrities than it knows what to do with, katherine scott is live at the art museum with more on how hollywood and hip hop are mixing with politics in philadelphia, katherine. >> reporter: matt a lot of big names have come to perform this
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week that the dnc is in town, the final day of the dnc is no exception. one of the hottest tickets today is not in town, it's across the river in camden and it's invitation only. this afternoon the democratic party delegates will party in camden, lady gaga, lenny kravitz are teaming up for camden rising. one of many concerts with a cause. over at the electric factory fergie has the creative coalition promoting the arts and entertainment and various platforms at the dnc. >> i'm an advocate for immigration reform and many other issues i'm passionate about, civil rights. >> reporter: celebrities say they want to be part of history,
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and actor billy baldwin. >> it's historical and i'm so thrilled and so proud. >> reporter: i'm with team hillary and i want to make sure that she gets anointed. >> reporter: snoop dog is in town and hosts a party tonight, the concert in camden enand the delegates head over to the wells fargo center for the final night of the dnc. matt. >> we'll be right back.
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she took to the social media after his speech saying that's my man. your truth digney and grace reminds us what real leadership looks like. i'm always proud of our potus. we're seeing extra traffic tonight schuylkill expressway and the vine and the blue route trying to avoid i-95 because of weight restrictions and rolling closures. we may see extra rides because of the dnc. they did run normally yesterday. the past couple of days they did stop running it because of security concerns. we have delays on the thorndale line, 502 is 30 minutes late.
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>> reporter: sunshine we have this morning, 78 degrees on the bus stop. we'll see clouds build in later. midday we'll be on the look out of drenching showers and thunderstorms in a couple of neighborhoods. once the rain starts the temperature will drop a little bit and bounce back up with lulls in the rain. we'll have a drenching shower or thunderstorm, and the high is 93. we may hit that as soon as noon. right now we have no sign of rain in our big travel destination. "g.m.a.'s" first look after months of nonstop campaigning our dedicated political reportsers have made the democratic national convention. after logging endless hours of travel. >> let's say that's a lot of hotel points and frequent flier miles. >> no sleep until november.
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>> they are giving us a hind the scenes look of life on the trail. >> covering bernie sanders is like being at a music festival. >> reporter: and coming up at 8:30 they are sharing their most memorable moments with hillary clinton and her ground breaking campaign. >> nobody know how exciting this election is going to be and knowing we're on the the front lines everyday makes it all worth it. with your "g.m.a." first look i'm kendis gibson, abc new york. we certainly are lucky because our in-laws moved in with us.
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>> tonight a night filled with heavy speeches gave way to a unifying moment at the dnc, more than 40 broadway stars took to the stage to sing about love. ♪ what the world needs now is love sweet love ♪ ♪ it's the only thing that there's just too little off ♪ >> after the song, the crowd chanted love trump's hate. >> reporter: thank you matt, more convention coverage coming up next on "action news." >> our jim gardner spoke one you on one with vice president escrow biden after his speech last night. we'll show you that and more
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woman, or a man, not me not bill nobody more qualified to serve as president of the united states of america. >> now on "action news," the president makes a passionate plea for hillary clinton. >> the democratic nominee makes a surprise appearance setting the stage for tonight's historic acceptance. >> good morning, i'm tamala edwards, gray hall is joining me in the studio, matt o'donnell is doing great coverage at the wells fargo center. >> reporter: democratic vice president and president made it clear they are on hillary clinton's side. the nominee speaks tonight. >> it was


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